Stratford High School desptach Taita College in annual sporting exchange
Stratford High School emerged comfortable winners of the challenge trophy after beating Wellington's Taita College in all but two of 11 events in the annual sporting and cultural exchange held at Stratford on Tuesday.
Stratford won a tight and evenly contested first XV rugby match 20-15 to set the tone for the exchange.
The first V girls' basketball team won 82-34, the mixed badminton won 12-4 and the boys' first V basketball won 54-38.
Honours in the football matches were shared, with Stratford taking out the first XI boys' game 5-4 after leading 5-0 at halftime. Taita College won the girls' football 1-0.
In other events, Stratford won the girls' A netball 39-22 and the B clash 28-18.
Stratford were too strong for a young Taita side in the girls' hockey winning 7-0 and in volleyball Stratford won the boys' game three sets to nil.
Stratford also won the debating when negating the moot point that the best education comes from outside the school learning environment.